The Major Symptoms of Hysteria

Pierre JANET (1859 - 1947)

In this series of lectures delivered in English by the author while visiting the USA, Janet summarises the (at the time) cutting edge perspective on the various forms of hysteria. The syndromes include generalised amnesic states and conversion disorders, and show Janet's highly influential views regarding the fundamental role of dissociation. The lectures provide an insight into the development of this area of psychiatry out of the neurological field of the nineteenth century, with Janet dropping some famous names from the history of medicine. ( Peter Tucker)

Genre(s): Psychology

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prefatory note Peter Tucker
00:01:46
Play 01 Lecture 1: The Problem of Hysteria Peter Tucker
00:32:33
Play 02 Lecture 2: Monoideic Somnambulisms Peter Tucker
00:32:26
Play 03 Lecture 3: Fugues and Polyideic Somnambulisms Peter Tucker
00:33:41
Play 04 Lecture 4: Double Personalities Peter Tucker
00:35:55
Play 05 Lecture 5: Convulsive Attacks, Fits of Sleep, Artificial Somnambulisms Peter Tucker
00:34:54
Play 06 Lecture 6: Motor Agitations - Contractures Peter Tucker
00:30:39
Play 07 Lecture 7: Paralyses - Diagnosis Peter Tucker
00:30:22
Play 08 Lecture 8: The Psychological Conception of Paralyses and Anesthesias Peter Tucker
00:34:50
Play 09 Lecture 9: The Troubles of Vision Peter Tucker
00:34:58
Play 10 Lecture 10: The Troubles of Speech Peter Tucker
00:28:22
Play 11 Lecture 11: The Disturbances of Alimentation Peter Tucker
00:27:48
Play 12 Lecture 12: The Tics of Respiration and Alimentation Peter Tucker
00:33:31
Play 13 Lecture 13: The Hysterical Stigmata - Suggestibility Peter Tucker
00:34:44
Play 14 Lecture 14: The Hysterical Stigmata - the Retraction of the Field of Consciousness - the Common Stigmata Peter Tucker
00:32:55
Play 15 Lecture 15: General Definitions Peter Tucker
00:32:07